Connecticut Lawmakers Become First In U.S. To Approve $10.10 Minimum WageIn a move that won the praise of President Barack Obama, Connecticut State lawmakers voted Wednesday in favor of raising the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.
Acid Reflux On The Rise Among KidsAcid reflux is usually considered an adult disease, but it also is now on the rise in children – and often with more severe symptoms.
Speaker Silver Calls For Faster Increase In State Minimum WageNew York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) said Monday that he wants to accelerate the state’s scheduled minimum wage increase to $9 by 2015 and tie it to the inflation rate.
Toll Hike Coming To Port Authority Bridges And TunnelsStarting on Sunday at 3 a.m. drivers will have to pay more to cross Port Authority bridges and tunnels.
Comptroller: New York State Could Set Record For Overtime ExpendituresNew York state agencies have spent more than $462 million on overtime for the first nine months of the year – an increase of $65 million from last year, according to a state Comptroller’s office report.
Study: Women's Deaths During, After Childbirth Skyrocketing In New York CityAn alarming new report Monday showed a dramatic increase in the number of New York City mothers dying during and after delivering children.
Gas Prices On The Rise In New JerseyMotorists have been seeing higher prices at the pump in New Jersey lately.
NY Bar Association Says Salary Hikes For State Judges Are Too Small"During the past 12 years, the cost of living increased by 40 percent, eroding judicial salaries," said Vincent E. Doyle III, president of the lawyers' group. Yet "judges' salaries will have risen 27 percent over a 15-year period, far less than the projected inflation rate."
NY Supreme Court Judges To See First Pay Raise Since '99Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman said in an interview that it's a good compromise in hard economic times.
Gov. Christie Proposes More Pension ReformsChristie was to outline his plan during a town hall meeting in Gloucester Township Tuesday.